Animal rights

FILE - In this July 21, 2015 photo, officers lead Radoslaw Czerkawski into court for sentencing in Dedham, Mass., after he was convicted of larceny. The trial of Czerkawski, a Massachusetts man accused of abusing a dog so severely that it had to be euthanized, is scheduled Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Norfolk County Superior Court in Dedham. (Greg Derr/The Quincy Patriot Ledger via AP, File)
March 06, 2018 - 2:37 pm
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Massachusetts man charged with torturing a dog so severely that it had to be euthanized started Tuesday with jury selection — but without the expected protests from animal rights advocates. Radoslaw Czerkawski faces 11 counts of animal cruelty at his trial in...
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Dogs on the sled dog team of Ryan Redington of Wasilla, Alaska, leave the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starting chute Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Willow, Alaska. The winner is expected in Nome in eight or nine days. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
March 05, 2018 - 3:30 am
WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — Competitors took to the snowy trail as the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicked off Sunday in Alaska following a trying year for the annual event. Musher Cody Strathe of Fairbanks and his 16-dog team were the first to take off across frozen Willow Lake, about 75 miles (120...
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Musher Aliy Zirkle runs her team during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Zirkle has finished as high as second in the race. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
March 03, 2018 - 11:09 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cheering fans lined the streets as mushers took their dog teams for a short sprint in Alaska's largest city Saturday for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The morning trek along snow-heaped paths in downtown Anchorage gave supporters a chance to...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, musher Nathan Schroeder drives his dog team down the trail just after the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race near Willow, Alaska. The 46th running of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday, March 3, 2018, amid the most turbulent year for organizers beset by multiple problems, including a champion's dog doping scandal, the loss of major sponsors, discontent among race participants and escalating pressure from animal rights activists, who say the dogs are run to death or left with serious injuries. (Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)
March 02, 2018 - 2:46 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 46th running of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday amid the most turbulent year ever for the annual long-distance contest that spans mountain ranges, the frozen Yukon River and dangerous sea ice along the Bering Sea coast. Among the multiple...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 photo, a lion named Saeed, who was rescued from Syria by the animal rights group Four Paws, is caged prior his departure from the Al-Ma'wa Animal Sanctuary near Souf, in northern Jordan. Two African lions rescued from war-torn Iraq and Syria are being transported to a permanent home in South Africa, after an interim stay in Jordan where they recuperated from physical and psychological trauma. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 25, 2018 - 8:49 am
SOUF, Jordan (AP) — Two African lions rescued from war zones in Iraq and Syria are heading to a permanent home in South Africa, after resting in Jordan where they recuperated from physical and psychological trauma. The lions were coaxed with mouthfuls of meat into metal crates Sunday before being...
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Bill McFadden shows Flynn, a bichon frise, in the ring during the non-sporting group during the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Flynn won best in the non-sporting group. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 13, 2018 - 11:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 11:42 p.m. Flynn the bichon frise has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. The choice was a surprise to most of the crowd at Madison Square Garden, with many fans falling silent when the white powder...
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January 30, 2018 - 12:03 pm
The federal government says the oceanic whitetip shark will be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act to help the species recover. The shark lives along the East Coast of the United States, off southern California and in international waters all over the world. Conservation group...
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This Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, photo provided by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol shows elephants being transferred to another trailer for transportation to Iowa after the floor of the trailer they were riding in started to give way on U.S. 69 near Eufaula, Okla. A veterinarian from the area helped move the pachyderms. (Oklahoma Highway Patrol via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 3:55 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A circus that owns four elephants that were briefly stranded this week along an Oklahoma roadway also had a pachyderm escape its enclosure and roam free through a Wisconsin residential neighborhood last summer, federal records show. A female Carson & Barnes Circus elephant...
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In this undated photo provided by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, cloned monkeys Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua sit together with a fabric toy. For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys, potentially bringing scientists closer to being able to do that with humans. (Sun Qiang and Poo Muming/Chinese Academy of Sciences via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 9:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly's birth in 1996, scientists have cloned nearly two dozen kinds of...
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In this undated photo provided by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, cloned monkeys Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua sit together with a fabric toy. For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys, potentially bringing scientists closer to being able to do that with humans. (Sun Qiang and Poo Muming/Chinese Academy of Sciences via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly's birth in 1996, scientists have cloned nearly two dozen kinds of...
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